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The Software Library: ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum (pronounced /ˈzɛdˌɛks/ "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. The machine was launched as the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the ZX81. The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models; together they sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide (not counting numerous clones). The Spectrum was among the first mainstream audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA. The introduction of the ZX Spectrum led to a boom in companies producing software and hardware for the machine, the effects of which are still seen; some credit it as the machine which launched the UK IT industry. Licensing deals and clones followed, and earned Clive Sinclair a knighthood for "services to British industry".

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ZX Spectrum Library: Games
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5.6M
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Games and entertainment software for the ZX Spectrum. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
collection
1,247
ITEMS
444,531
VIEWS
collection
eye 444,531
Applications for the ZX Spectrum. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
collection
760
ITEMS
122,875
VIEWS
collection
eye 122,875
"Cover Tapes" for the ZX Spectrum, consisting of the images of cassette tapes that would be attached to the front of magazines or sold individually as the monthly package of new shareware and demonstration programs associated with a publication. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot...
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
collection
475
ITEMS
90,307
VIEWS
collection
eye 90,307
Graphics, sound and programming demonstration programs for the ZX Spectrum. Most are of "Demoscene" artworks, with a small amount of commercial packages providing reduced-function examples of the full products. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title...
ZX Spectrum Library: Educational
collection
149
ITEMS
40,982
VIEWS
collection
eye 40,982
Educational and learning programs for the ZX Spectrum. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 13,238
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 12,359
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 2 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 12,209
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,831
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 3 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,828
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 1 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,810
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,611
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,557
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,515
favorite 1
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 11,263
favorite 5
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 10,882
favorite 14
comment 0
Jetpac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)[16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 10,771
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 10,534
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Software Projects
software
eye 9,973
favorite 14
comment 0
Manic Miner (1983)(Software Projects)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,855
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,647
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,209
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,074
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,932
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,830
favorite 1
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,665
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,565
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,531
favorite 2
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,410
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mikro-Gen
software
eye 8,409
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1983)(Mikro-Gen)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,381
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,371
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,339
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 8,339
favorite 9
comment 0
Atic Atac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,267
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,107
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,101
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,062
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Coyote Software
software
eye 8,046
favorite 0
comment 0
100 km Race (19xx)(Coyote Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,043
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[lightgun]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,012
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cascade Games
software
eye 8,004
favorite 0
comment 0
19 Part 1 - Boot Camp (1988)(Cascade Games)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Psion Software
software
eye 7,936
favorite 2
comment 0
3D Chess (1986)(Psion Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,650
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Infogrames
software
eye 7,631
favorite 7
comment 0
Sim City (1989)(Infogrames)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by R'n'H Microtec
software
eye 7,548
favorite 0
comment 0
Fantasy - An Adult Game (1987)(R'n'H Microtec)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,488
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 7,477
favorite 3
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 7,475
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,340
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,323
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 7,320
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,281
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 7,264
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 7,261
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Design Design Software
software
eye 7,247
favorite 0
comment 0
2112 AD (1985)(Design Design Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,222
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,219
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 7,129
favorite 1
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by DK'Tronics
software
eye 7,118
favorite 0
comment 0
2003 - A Space Oddity (1984)(DK'Tronics)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 7,081
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 7,068
favorite 0
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 7,066
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 7,034
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,990
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,969
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 6,946
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS Betu Puzzle (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,901
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[t]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 6,889
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Visions Software Factory
software
eye 6,883
favorite 0
comment 0
1994 - Ten Years After (1983)(Visions Software Factory)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cult Games
software
eye 6,869
favorite 0
comment 0
2 Player Soccer Squad (1991)(Cult Games)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 6,866
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a2]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 6,860
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Martech Games
software
eye 6,777
favorite 2
comment 0
Samantha Fox Strip Poker (1986)(Martech Games)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Visions Software Factory
software
eye 6,724
favorite 0
comment 0
1994 - Ten Years After (1983)(Visions Software Factory)[a2]